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The Bison Magazine Covers

About the Collection

The Bison was a humor magazine published by University of Buffalo students between 1913 and 1941. News items, poetry, and humorous stories filled the pages of this popular monthly publication. Many issues were considered theme numbers, and student artists created covers to announce the annual Freshman, Christmas, or Junior Prom numbers.

The early issues were called the University Bison, and, after publication was suspended for a year because of alleged “slanderous” material, the magazine resumed under the title of the New Bison. Publication ceased in 1941.

This collection presents sixty-one (61) of the front covers.

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